Free Boiler Service worth £79 for British Gas Customers
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Free Boiler Service worth £79 for British Gas Customers

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Found 14th Sep 2017
Check your account Rewards, as I did (just before I switch away from them pre-their price increase!). If you see this reward, go for it and you will be given a code. Mine was RewardsService0917 (it may work without using the website?). Call 0800 107 1064 to book. Mine is this Saturday 16/9/17).

Boiler must be working. They will test gas pressure, fume leakage etc for pre-winter peace of mind and quote for anything else that needs doing.

Good service from a big firm. Yes they will try and sell you a home-care policy and maybe a new boiler, but you don't have to take them up on their offer and if they claim big work needs doing you can ask them to show you the issue and get a quote from another firm!
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  • Offer code: RewardsService0917
  • Telephone: 0800 107 1064

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The really huge risk with any British Gas service (and particularly a free one) is that the 'engineer' (salesman, really) will find some sort of bogus fault and issue a safety notice. He may even issue an 'Immediately Dangerous' notice which will effectively cause your boiler to have to be disconnected,

They're notorious for this - the Kwikfit of the gas world, but with much greater consequences. Use them at your peril.
Just so you know

Everyone can use the same code as the number at the end corresponds to the month and year it is valid for

RewardsService0917 and if its October use RewardsService1017

Trust me, I set this account up just for this message so I don't get into trouble from my employer!!

Edited by: "2ndaccount" 14th Sep 2017
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Didn't get this as a reward, but got £13.99 for the Sky store, so thanks!
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Yep, there are other freebies on there, thought the Sky one expired
Isn't Sainsbury's Energy a rebrand of British Gas IIRC? Might be worth a cheeky check later....
When BG fitted central heating to my mothers house, they managed to plumb it back to front.

I understand standards and service quality have dropped since then.
I got the same free boiler service as well.
Gentle_Giant10 m ago

When BG fitted central heating to my mothers house, they managed to plumb …When BG fitted central heating to my mothers house, they managed to plumb it back to front.I understand standards and service quality have dropped since then.


Yeh only have to look at their smart meter installs that blow up houses
Nice one I have just claimed my free service.

Thanks
Unfortunately, I didn't get this offer but I did find that I got 12 days worth of free electricity that I could claim.
And did anyone get any sales activity from the 'engineer' (because they should be labelled as engineers with a sales incentive). A few years ago, my elderly and trusting Mum and Dad were conned onto a new fusebox at a monstrous price during the annual boiler inspection.
I got a free movie
If you switch supplier you'll probably find you save more than £79.

Citizens advice have a list of approved comparison sites:

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Edited by: "Uns" 14th Sep 2017
Not in mine, but then again I only realised this existed

Thanks OP, I got 16 days free electricity
Ironic if you rent
I wouldn't get too happy. Chances are you paid many times for the service
ccnp16 m ago

And did anyone get any sales activity from the 'engineer' (because they …And did anyone get any sales activity from the 'engineer' (because they should be labelled as engineers with a sales incentive). A few years ago, my elderly and trusting Mum and Dad were conned onto a new fusebox at a monstrous price during the annual boiler inspection.



Yeah - it's like that every time I take the cat to the vet for its free booster: I'm told it'll spread plague and pestilence across the land if I don't spend a fortune on quack remedies for it.
The really huge risk with any British Gas service (and particularly a free one) is that the 'engineer' (salesman, really) will find some sort of bogus fault and issue a safety notice. He may even issue an 'Immediately Dangerous' notice which will effectively cause your boiler to have to be disconnected,

They're notorious for this - the Kwikfit of the gas world, but with much greater consequences. Use them at your peril.
Just called and booked a service for tomorrow. Thanks!
I went for the free kitchen appliance cover! Thanks & Heat
Got booked in for November !
They'll only condemn your perfectly good boiler and want to charge you 8k for a new one
Gentle_Giant1 h, 18 m ago

When BG fitted central heating to my mothers house, they managed to plumb …When BG fitted central heating to my mothers house, they managed to plumb it back to front.I understand standards and service quality have dropped since then.

Doesn't surprise me. Their workmanship is shoddy at best. British Gas are just cowboys trading off the reputation they had before privatisation.
I got all of the rewards mentioned on mine.
Must be because my fix comes to end this month and they intend on bending me over!
They just estimated my yearly spend will double and the cherry is a 12.5% increase shortly after the doubling!
I guess a 112% increase in one year is pretty fair when you consider inflation and my 1% pay rise
I had this a couple of months back. The guy they sent around turned my pilot light up so it was 3 times the length it needed to be. Saw him doing it and asked him to turn it back down - which he sheepishly did. WTF, though...
Broxy15 m ago

They'll only condemn your perfectly good boiler and want to charge you 8k …They'll only condemn your perfectly good boiler and want to charge you 8k for a new one



Ditto with me. Tried to condemn it and sell a new boiler. She didn't even service the boiler, full refund after compliant made.. Corporate conman
The price British gas charge for gas and electric means your probably paying for it long term.
ahem, no reward for me, but as they have just phoned to say did you notice my direct debit was doubling due to price change, its off to a new supplier and a better deal. (sorry abit off thread here).
Just so you know

Everyone can use the same code as the number at the end corresponds to the month and year it is valid for

RewardsService0917 and if its October use RewardsService1017

Trust me, I set this account up just for this message so I don't get into trouble from my employer!!

Edited by: "2ndaccount" 14th Sep 2017
I'm looking to move house soon but thought might use this to prove to buyer that our boiler is working fine (boiler was only installed Jan'16). We had it serviced Jan'17. It has 6 more years guarantee too. I'm going to move suppliers also as my deal is ending soon. Do you think its worth doing or could I just be asking for trouble???
If they tell you you need an expensive repair or a new boiler, call round some local gas safe engineers for a second opinion / quote. British Gas quoted me £4.5K for a new boiler whereas the company round the corner installed the same one for £2K!
I used to work for British Gas, and don't have many polite things to say about them, but there's some iffy anecdotes in this thread.
if you use British Gas for gas/electricity you deserve a free boiler service, given you are probably paying 25% more for energy than you could
duncanb197338 m ago

if you use British Gas for gas/electricity you deserve a free boiler …if you use British Gas for gas/electricity you deserve a free boiler service, given you are probably paying 25% more for energy than you could



You'll be paying a pretty penny more if you let BG service your boiler for free.
Ah 'free servicing'.

Translation: they will find any reason they can to say your boiler is dangerous which will either invalidate your home insurance or leave you with a cold house until it's fixed ("oh dear, they don't make this boiler any more, you can't get the parts, we however offer some great deals on new boilers" or possibly "I'd love to fix it but unfortunately regulations say that boilers of this type can't be certified again...")
MarkShopper6 h, 25 m ago

If they tell you you need an expensive repair or a new boiler, call round …If they tell you you need an expensive repair or a new boiler, call round some local gas safe engineers for a second opinion / quote. British Gas quoted me £4.5K for a new boiler whereas the company round the corner installed the same one for £2K!


I changed my boiler years ago, BG quoted £4000 (inc £400 discount), nPower £2000 and nPower contractors £1600! Guess where I went!
RogerN14 h, 1 m ago

Yep, there are other freebies on there, thought the Sky one expired


Would you mind posting back with some feedback after the service on Saturday. I am scheduled to switch but the offer is available for me.
  • Offer code: RewardsService0917
  • Telephone: 0800 107 1064
John.M16 h, 29 m ago

Just called and booked a service for tomorrow. Thanks!


Should have said, I'm chnging suppliers this month but still not the deal.
abigsmurf12 h, 32 m ago

Ah 'free servicing'. Translation: they will find any reason they can to …Ah 'free servicing'. Translation: they will find any reason they can to say your boiler is dangerous which will either invalidate your home insurance or leave you with a cold house until it's fixed ("oh dear, they don't make this boiler any more, you can't get the parts, we however offer some great deals on new boilers" or possibly "I'd love to fix it but unfortunately regulations say that boilers of this type can't be certified again...")


I've never heard the terminology used in the last part of your comment. What do you mean by certified again?
The only time a boiler is 'certified' or logged as we call it, is when it's newly installed.

I've also never heard of a boiler breakdown that invalidates house insurance.

More complete nonsense anecdotes.

I can enlighten you on British Gas practices, and there are some that are borderline criminal, but it seems a lot of people like to spout rubbish with no actual experience of dealing with them.

For what it's worth, personal experience is that I wouldn't trust at least 50% of the workforce to make me a cup of tea let alone work on a boiler, there's then a small percentage more who are nice people but useless at their jobs, and then there's a core few who are really good at what they do, don't agree with the sales practice, and just try to do right by the customer.

You may actually get one of the latter on your free service, in which case it's really unfair to be labelling them all the same.

Lastly, it's only ever advice that's given, so you can tell them where to shove it if you don't agree, and get a second opinion.
Just checked my rewards account even though I left to go to a cheaper supplier in May reward not there but checked my account and it was in credit by just over £23 have phoned them and they are refunding - thanks for posting I would have missed this!
Had a boiler contract with British gas for a few years, all the time I had a small water leak which was never noticed or repaired even when I pointed it out to the. " ENGINEER " After sacking the contract I decided to look myself and did the job with a couple of 50p o rings.
Dont bother paying for so called experts, if the British Gas engineers can't be bothered what's the point. you should look for a local corgi registered guy and get better service for half the cost
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